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"Working with pain on our heart is really difficult," said Daniel, a pastor who works with the Nehemiah Center, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Nicaragua. "Sometimes pastors ... they are afraid to show that they are weak because they are the pastor."
But pastors working with the Nehemiah Center are witnessing God use painful memories and experiences to help heal their hearts.
God calls believers to live together in unity, but sometimes conflict causes pain and drives communities apart. Healing and reconciliation will take decades of hard work—but for some believers, the path to healing starts with just a few days at a Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations workshop facilitated by Resonate Global Mission missionary George de Vuyst.
From an early age, Alyona was sexually assaulted by her father. Her life became defined by those experiences, leading her down unhealthy paths and into broken relationships with other men. Eventually, Alyona found Christ—but her belief didn’t erase the painful memories from the past.
“Unhealed wounds become a barrier for us,” said Resonate Global Mission missionary George de Vuyst, who serves in Ukraine.
Ever since the social political crisis shook Nicaragua in April 2018, people have been living in pain. But pastors working with the Nehemiah Center, a Resonate Global Mission partner, are witnessing God use painful memories and experiences to draw people near to him.
The crisis in Nicaragua traumatized a lot of people. People were killed or wounded in violent protests and differing ideologies caused rifts in relationships. People looked to Lourdes, pastor of Getsemani Assemblies of God in Leon, for guidance.
Twenty-six-year-old Eliud Wambua lives with his family in Nairobi, Kenya’s, Mathare slum. Homes, engineered from scrap materials like corrugated metal, are situated along dirt roads that are littered with trash and that flood when it rains.
There is too much alcohol and not enough clean water, too few schools and not enough jobs. When people can’t work, Eliud notes, crime rates rise.